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The Seeley Memorial Library is located in the lower level of Seeley Hall at 406 North Washington Ave., between the Cultural Center and Posh. The entrance to the Library is located in the alley on the south side of the building, facing Posh.
Library Hours for Spring Semester 2017 (January 23 - May 12) 

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Scranton Public Library and Lackawanna College entered into a cooperative agreement in December 2014 to encourage greater student use of the Scranton Public Library as well as providing access for the general public to the College’s Seeley Library resources. Our mission is to combine our services, resources, and space to help maximize the students’ academic pursuits as well as to provide quality resources to the faculty. Lackawanna College’s library materials are now located at the Scranton Public Library. Students, faculty and staff interested in borrowing Lackawanna College’s library materials must obtain a Lackawanna County Library System library card. You may apply for one here

The Scranton Public Library is located directly across from Lackawanna College's Main Building. To search our library collection (which includes DVDs, CDs, books, audiobooks and more) use our catalog:  

Library Databases

NOTE: If you have any problem accessing or using the databases please call the Seeley Memorial Library at (570) 961-7831.

  Literature Online

  • The leading resource for the study and teaching of literature in English
  • Combines the texts of over 350,000 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference. Full text English, American, African American, and Canadian poetry, drama, and prose available from the eighth century to the present day!  

 Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • Includes 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays, 5,000 topic overviews, 300 biographies, 775 court-case overviews, and thousands of statistical tables, images and podcasts   
  • Covers economic, environmental, medical, scientific, social, international issues and more!


  • ProQuest provides access to over 10,000 full-text scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. Topics include accounting, the arts, business, career development, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, health and medicine, history, human resources, literature and language, science, social science, and technology
  • Any search on ProQuest will generate a list of eBooks on the topic, which are available through our Ebrary collection

SIRS Issues Researcher

  • Articles from over 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, journals, and newspapers
  • Has pro and con leading issues
  • Topics include business, criminal justice, education, the environment, family, global issues, health, human relations, religion, science, sports and more!

Free Online Databases

Description: ArchiveGrid includes nearly two million detailed archival descriptions of collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Description: is a resource for information on literature, reference, and verse. 
Description: This section of the CDC website focuses on how the environment affects human health and also how people affect the health of the environment. It includes information and data on topics from respiratory health to chemical-weapons elimination. 

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Description: This website offers thousands of full text resources relevant to the field of child care and early education.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Description: The Directory of Open Access Journals provides access to over 9,000 journals. The Directory aims to cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system. Open access journals are defined as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access.

FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry
Description: FracFocus is a national registry for the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a technology used across the country to extend the productivity of natural gas and oil wells. This registry allows you to search for gas and oil wells in a geographic area to see a listing of reported chemicals used. This website includes additional information on the hydraulic fracturing process and groundwater protection measures.   
Genetics Home Reference
Description: Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.
Description: Created by government information librarian Kelly Smith, this resource contains “the most current, extensive and fully linked listing of U.S. government agency, office, program and publication acronyms.” Also, it includes a link to the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms, which provides search and browse features for military acronyms, abbreviations, and definitions. 

Description: This EBSCO database offers information on all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 
Description: This database links over 12,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.
In the First Person
Description: In the First Person is a index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It contains 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.
Medline Plus
Description: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families. It provides information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Description: NBR contracts independent research to the world's leading experts to examine developments and trends in northeast, southeast, south, and central Asia; Iran; and Russia. It covers broad topics including politics, security, trade, economics, energy, and health. All reports are free for 60 days after publication.
Description: This small federal independent agency advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. Briefs cover civil rights, education, empowerment, financial assistance, health care, and many other topics.  
Description: The National Gallery in Washington, DC, houses one of the largest collections in the world of painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present.  
NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Description: The NREL is situated within the U.S. Department of Energy. NREL "develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals." 

Open Library
Description: Open Library contains over 1,000,000 free eBook titles in classic literature.

The Pennsylvania Digital Library (PADL)  
Description: The Pennsylvania Digital Library is a state-wide repository for digital resources created by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, educational institutions, and other cultural heritage organizations.   

Project Gutenberg
Description: Project Gutenberg offers access to over 42,000 eBooks, mostly classic pieces of literature. 
Description: PubMed Central is a full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).  

Description: WorldCat allows keyword searching for books, videos, serials, and electronic publications. Each linked result leads to a "Find a library" information page. Users may type in a zip code and receive a list of nearby libraries that own the item.
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